Bees naturally look for a dark enclosed space with a small entrance to build a hive in;  a hollow log or in the wall of a house. We can replicate  this and at the same time make it easier for us to extract the honey. In times past bees were raised in a skep, woven from […]

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What could be better than harvesting your own honey and increasing the pollination rate of fruit and vegetables in your garden? Beekeeping has become a very visible occupation due to the discovery of the benefits of manuka honey and other products produced by bees. It is also perceived that bees are at risk and their […]

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Are you needing inspiration for that special gift? We have some Buzzy ideas for you – For the budding beekeeper what about our Beehive Starter Package? http://hiveworld.co.nz/product/beehive-starter-package/ For the beekeeper who doesn’t like getting too hot – our smart new ventilated bee suit will be just the thing!http://hiveworld.co.nz/product/green-foam-ventilated-beekeeping-suit/ And for the beekeeper who has everything – our […]

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It seems the honey industry is getting its fair share of media attention lately. Hive theft is always a newsworthy topic albeit a serious one. Those who do this should be dealt with suitably, (preferably with swift judgment by the hive occupants!) This crime is not always easy to prevent as hives are usually on […]

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Hive World NZ are the New Zealand distributors for Thomas Apiculture beekeeping equipment manufactured in France. We currently stock some of their unique products including “APIFUGE” an aerosol alternative for the smoker, and useful in forestry areas where there is a fire ban. http://hiveworld.co.nz/product/apifuge-smoke-substitute/  An aerosol attractant ” BEE CHARM” an efficient swarm lure and a […]

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Paraffin dipping wooden hive components is an excellent way to preserve the timber and is also a suitable way to sterilise them if they have been infected by AFB. Hot dipped supers can be expected to last up to 10 years. The key is to have the wax as hot as safely possible (150-160deg. C) so the wax […]

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Hive World NZ have been appointed NZ agents for Viseco Spraying equipment from Germany. This equipment has been developed specifically for spraying hot wax and has been used in Europe and North America for many years. These spraying machines are excellent for coating plastic foundation and are suitable for anyone importing their own foundation or […]

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  Bee stings are an occupational hazard for beekeepers but most people sometime will experience the pain of a bee sting at some time in their life. As a child, I grew up in an urban area with a neighbour who had hives.  Standing on a bee was a common occurrence.  I do not have happy memories of bees, […]

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Check out our new toolbelt designed for beekeepers. This is the ultimate beekeepers accessory. Magnetic holder for your hive tool so no more ripped pockets or mislaid tools. Everything you use on the apiary site within easy reach. We also have two sizes of phone pouch available. Designed and manufactured in New Zealand. http://hiveworld.co.nz/product/bee-tool-belt/ Tools […]

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Between the 12th and 20th day of a bees lifespan they form special wax producing glands in their abdomen. By eating the honey they convert the sugar in it to produce wax. Other bees then take the wax, chew it and mould it into the shape required. One bee will make 8 flakes of wax […]

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